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SLP Dialogues With Private Sector On Manifesto

A re-elected Saint Lucia Labour Party government would seek investment in tourism, infrastructure, energy, ICT and other services. That’s the word from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, who addressed the business community on Thursday. The SLP’s panellists announced a goal of attracting 3.5 billion dollars in investment over the next …

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SALCC-GEF Solar Power Project

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the global environment fund have teamed up to undertake research on the impact of photovoltaic power plants on local households. It is the first major project of the college’s Vaughan Arthur Lewis institute for research and innovation known as Valiri.

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SLP In “Poll” Position?

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) this week cast doubt on the results of an election survey conducted by Caribbean pollster peter Wickham. On Thursday June 2nd, the party issued the results of one of its own polls, conducted by Don Anderson. That poll indicates that the incumbent SLP is …

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Mercury Beach 2016 Preparations

The Saint Lucia tourist board is preparing for the 2016 mercury beach party. The event, which is set for august, will include a pre-party, the actual event, and another activity in the north.

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NEMO Calls Vigilance This Hurricane Season

June 1st marks the official start of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and officials of the national emergency management organisation (NEMO), are joining the local met office in asking citizens to remain vigilant. While weather experts forecast a ‘near-normal’ season, international hurricane forecasters have warned that this means the Atlantic …

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Junior Calypso Launch 2016

Junior Kaiso is back. On Tuesday, a press launch was held to introduce the public to the schools which will participate in this year’s calypso competition. The contest will take place at the national cultural center.  

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Another Industrial Row At Wasco?

Industrial relations continue to be shaky at St. Lucia’s lone supplier of potable water. In what appeared to be a form of protest on Monday, employees of the water & sewerage company were seen standing in the courtyard of the premises and by all appearances were not engaged in any …

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Baptiste Refutes Francisco Jn Pierre’s Plan

Member of Parliament for Laborie Alva Baptiste held a public meeting on Thursday may 26th. He took the opportunity to fire back at his opponent Francisco Jn Pierre, who held a town hall meeting in the community earlier this week. The Laborie MP shot down many of the promises made …

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Sir Ronald Knocks CARICOM

Antiguan diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders is calling on members of the Caribbean community (CARICOM) to strive for greater integration, or face prolonged stagnation. Sir Ronald, Antigua’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), was the guest speaker at the Saint Lucia hotel and tourism association’s annual general meeting on …

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Politicking in Castries North

Political campaigning in Castries north is in full swing. On Tuesday night, Saint Lucia Labour Party candidate john Charlery held a town hall meeting in the constituency, while supporters of incumbent MP Stephenson King embarked on a thunderous, colorful whistle stop. Recently, SLP members accused UWP members of destroying campaign …

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Francisco Jn Pierre Hosts Townhall

Political hopefuls are holding nightly meetings across the country, in the lead up to the June 6th polls. On Tuesday night, the UWP’s candidate for Laborie Francisco Jn Pierre met with residents of Banse, Laborie. He promised the attendees that under his watch, issues such as access to healthcare and …

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Cardinal Felix Ordination Ceremony

Roman Catholics in Saint Lucia and around the world observed Corpus Christi on Thursday may 26th. For Catholics, the observance is a time to demonstrate gratitude to god for the gift of Jesus Christ, in the form of the sacrament. The local Roman Catholic community had another reason to give …

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